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Cape Verde Travel Restrictions

51.80% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 51.80% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Cape Verde with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Cape Verde without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Cape Verde for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Cape Verde entry details and exceptions

Most travelers can enter Cape Verde, but there are requirements and restrictions.

Temperature screening is required for all travelers on arrival in Cape Verde.


Outgoing travel to Cape VerdeTravelling from New Zealand to Cape Verde

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Cape Verde.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Travelers under the age of 7, fully vaccinated travelers with a vaccination certificate and travelers with a valid COVID-19 recovery certificate are exempted from this requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Cape Verde.

Documents
Pre-registration Form

Travelers must fill the pre-registration form online, preferably 5 days before travel to Cape Verde. Travelers under the age of 2 and travelers who are residents in Cape Verde are exempted from this requirement.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Cape Verde

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Cape Verde must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Cape Verde will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Cape Verde

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open
Bars:Open

FAQs

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Cape Verde without restrictions. Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Cape Verde with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Cape Verde without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Cape Verde with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers coming from New Zealand are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated travellers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in Cape Verde is required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Cape Verde are open. Bars in Cape Verde are open.